Local Event Sports Association

What is a sport? 

There are so many activities, games, and competitions in our world today that it can be difficult to decipher what is a sport and what is not.  Some may say that this is a relatively easy question to answer, “just throw on ESPN, if it’s on the World Wide Leader, it must be a sport” or, “find out what was included in the Olympics last time around, they include every sport.” 

Right, because cheerleading, poker, and trampoline are definitely sports.  But then again, maybe they are.

According to Dictionary.com, sport is defined as, “1: an athletic activity requiring skill or physical prowess and often of a competitive nature, as racing, baseball, tennis, golf, bowling, wrestling, boxing, hunting, fishing, etc. 2: A particular form of this, especially in the outdoors.” 

Sounds reasonable, a sport is basically an athletic activity (sorry poker, you’re out) that requires skill, is often competitive, and normally takes place outside. 

But wait, if you put two ballet troupes in a park and judge their overal...

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